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Daughters of Liberty
Transcript of Daughters of Liberty
Liberty Impacted the
War quotes about the group what the ladies did Abigail Adams Picture of Abigail Adams Part of a letter from Abigail to John written in March of 1776 Bibliography "Remember, all men would be tyrants if they could.
If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation." Abigail Adams Spun their own clothing out of wool
Started a boycott against British goods
Refused to marry anyone who was not on the patriots' side
Pledged to never buy a dress, ribbon, glove, or anything that came from England
Old ladies who were not able to work promised to not buy British tea and instead settled for other types and pretended that they enjoyed it
Tended husband's farms while they were at war One of the Daughters of Liberty
Born on November 11, 1744
Married John Adams on October 25, 1764
Wrote encouraging letters to her husband during the war
John would eventually become president "I wish you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not push such unlimited power in the hands of the husbands." Pratt, Mara L. "American History Stories, Volume II." The Baldwin Project. Yesterday's Classics, LLC, 2010. 26 January 2013. <www.mainlesson.com>.
ushistory.org. "Sons and Daughters of Liberty." US History Online Textbook. 26 January 2013. <www.ushistory.org>.
"Abigail Adams." The Biography Channel website. 26 January 2013. <www.biography.com>.
"First Lady Biography: Abigail Adams." National First Ladies' Library. 26 January 2013. <www.firstladies.org>.
"Abigail Adams." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. 26 January 2013. <en.wikipedia.org>. (picture of Abigail Adams)
Citations done by www.easybib.com "We may destroy all the men in America, and we shall still have all we can do to defeat the women." Lord Cornwallis, a British General "O Boston wives and maids, draw near and see,
Our delicate Souchong and Hyson tea;
Buy it, my charming girls, fair, black or brown,
If not, we'll cut your throats and burn your town."
one of the verses of a song written about the
ladies by British soldiers